Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forced displacement. Show all posts

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rules of Engagement: At least 30 injured in Gaza-Israel border protests

At least 30 injured in Gaza-Israel border protests
Israeli troops have shot and wounded at least 30 Palestinians during a large protest on the Gaza-Israel border in which demonstrators hurled stones and burned tyres near the frontier fence, Palestinian medics said.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UNICEF Warns of Nutrition Crisis Affecting 165,000 Children in Mali

Nutrition Crisis Affecting 165,000 Children in Mali
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that a nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UN Says 200,000 More People Could Flee Mosul as Fighting Intensifies

The United Nations said on Thursday up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as Iraqi forces push into the last districts held by Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

UNHCR opens 12th refugee camp in Iraq to shelter families fleeing Mosul

The UN refugee agency UNHCR this week opened a new camp in northern Iraq to shelter the increasing number of Iraqi families fleeing the fighting in western Mosul, UNHCR said on Friday.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

622,000 Iraqis displaced by Mosul military operations: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that some 622,000 people have been displaced from the north Iraqi city of Mosul since the start of the military operations by the Iraqi government forces to drive out the terrorist Islamic State (IS) terrorists, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at UN headquarter Wednesday.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nearly 140,000 people displaced by fighting in Iraq's Mosul: UN

The UN relief wing reported on Tuesday that nearly 140,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the fighting in Iraq's Mosul where fierce clashes continued to drive out the ISIS terror/militants.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Over 76,000 Iraqi people displaced by Mosul military operations, UN relief wing says

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that more than 76,000 Iraqi people have been displaced by the military operations in Mosul, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UN delivers aid to besieged people in N. Iraq

The World Food Program (WFP) has delivered food for more than 30,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Qayyarah which was under siege over the last two years, said a UN spokesperson on Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Colombia and FARC rebels announce deal on ceasefire

The parties issued a communique in the Cuban capital, Havana, on Wednesday, the seat of the peace process that started in November 2012.
The Colombian government has agreed to a bilateral ceasefire with FARC rebels, a historic agreement that could move towards the signing of a peace agreement.

Greek refugee crisis must be fully accepted as European problem: Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the European Union and its member states to fully accept the migratory crisis as a European problem and not only a Greek one.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Number of refugees, displaced persons hit record levels worldwide in 2015

The number of refugees and displaced persons in the world reached a record high of 60 million people in 2015, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told journalists on Wednesday after an international meeting of high security officials.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Israel secretly buying property from Palestinian landowners

Increasing numbers of Palestinian landowners are accepting monetary compensation for land and properties they owned inside the Green Line, which stakes out territories claimed by the Israeli state, community leaders in the areas have warned.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

UN Says Ukraine Conflict Has 'Deeply Affected' 580,000 Children

The United Nations children's agency says the conflict in Ukraine has "deeply affected" 580,000 children near the front lines and in areas of the east not under government control.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

UN, World Bank announce new funds for Mideast refugee crisis

The UN and World Bank said Saturday they will increase financing for the Middle East and North Africa to help countries there deal with millions of refugees and rebuild after conflicts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Warning against ‘toxic public debates,’ UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters

UN,  8 October 2015 – The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

Monday, October 5, 2015

Over a million Africans displaced in one year (UN body)

Over one million Africans, including South Sudanese, Burundians and Libyans have fled their countries in the last 12 months, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

After new displacements, UN officials call for an immediate halt to demolitions in the West Bank

 UN, 18 August 2015 – Senior United Nations officials are calling today for an immediate freeze on demolitions in the West Bank, after dozens of structures were demolished yesterday by Israeli authorities in Palestinian Bedouin refugee communities, near East Jerusalem.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq (UN human rights office)

UN, 28 July 2015 – An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have increasingly encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mountain journey to safety, the United Nations human rights office reported today.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.